Friday, 15 May 2015

Thin Skin, Blood Thinners and Arm Protection.

It is very important to make sure that you don't get injured or hurt when you're taking medication like blood thinners. When your blood is thin you have a much harder time healing if you cut or bruise yourself. A blood thinner is a kind of drug called a anticoagulant. Blood thinners work well when they're used correctly but your blood clots very slowly so if you get a cut it can continue to bleed for a long period of time.

When people get older their skin becomes more fragile and they lose the layer of fat that lies underneath the skin this layer is what protect them from bumps ,bruises and cuts when they were younger. If you're on a blood thinner like aspirin Coumadin or Plavix, which are commonly used to prevent strokes and heart attacks in older patients you are at a even higher risk of easy bruising as well as getting infections from cuts. Other medicines that can cause thinning of the skin is prednisone and cortisone steroids. A  lifetime of too much exposure to the sun can cause thin skin in the elderly as well. Once your skin becomes thin it becomes much easier to tear or bruise and if you have medical conditions like diabetes or psoriasis these tears can take much longer to heal and put you at a much higher risk serious infections. There are many different things that you can do to stay safe and protect your arms when you are on blood thinners or have thin skin.


·         Use thin skin arm protectors / bruisestoppers to prevent bruising and cuts.

·         Install rubber mats and safety rails in your bathtub to help prevent falling.

·         Be aware of your surroundings!  Pay attention to those everyday things that have sharp edges.

·         Avoid activities and sports that could cause injury such as bicycling. Swimming and walking are considered safe exercise activities

·         Be careful when you use knives, scissors, or any sharp tool that can make you bleed.

·         Wear shoes or nonskid slippers in the house to avoid falls


You can still do almost all the things you enjoy if you are taking blood thinners or have thin skin. You just need to take a few extra steps to make sure you stay safe, bruise and cut free. If you do get it cut or a skin tear there are many over-the-counter products that are available to help seal the cut or skin tear and help prevent infection . Seal-on is one of these products and is available as a spray,  powder or sterile pad. Bruise protection can be worn over these type of cut sealing products after they have dried.
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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Arm Protectors

Arm Protection Gadgets – Arm protectors for thin skin

Arm protectors for thin skin ensure comfortable protection from bruises and infected scratches which may occur due to  tearing of the skin.

In today’s world most people are suffering from serious diseases like diabetes, psoriasis, eczema, cellulitis, etc. The patients who suffer from these diseases also are affected with grave collateral damages like bruising and tearing of the skin, etc. In the case of bruising and tearing of the skin of the hands and arms are commonly affected as they are exposed to rough and routine wear and tear due to routine, urgent, and most frequent use like doing daily household chores, working in garden, playing with children, etc.  Some people are extremely affected by the aforementioned medical conditions than others due to their health conditions, age and activity. In case of diabetes, even the smallest scratch on any part of the skin will invite serious infections and patient will take a great amount of time and cost to recover. The reasons that contribute to normal bruising and tearing of skin are as under:-

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(a)    Aging capillaries:  With the passage of time the tissues supporting the blood vessels weaken, and capillary walls become more fragile and prone to rupture.

(b)   Thinning skin: With age, the skin becomes thinner and loses some of the protective fatty layer that helps cushion blood vessels from injury. Excessive exposure to the sun accelerates this process. 

(c)    Blood-thinning drugs:  Some drugs such as Aspirin and Warfarin (Coumadin) or medications such as Plavix reduce the blood's ability to clot. The result of this is bleeding from capillary damage  this allows blood to leak out and can cause a bruise.

In order to save the body from the complications which may arise from the bruising and tearing of skin, doctors and medical experts have prescribed the use of arm protectors for thin skin. The benefits for using the said protection gadgets are multiple, i.e. protection of arms from cuts, scratches and bacteria which may enter the scratch or tear. For the elderly the frequent use of arm protectors will reduce the risk of infections and help you to heal quicker. The arm protectors for thin skin are made of synthetic material which is sweat-resistant. These are soft and breathable and patients can wear them on sunny humid days. These provide immediate help to elderly patients who suffer from serious medical complications due to bruising and abrasion of skin and the patients can resume their daily and route work. Their continuous use by patients has made them self-reliant in doing their own work independently.

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